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Congress backs CDRH raise

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Senate votes 93-1 to spend $209.3 mil. for device center in FY 2004 agriculture approps bill Nov. 6, including $29.2 mil. in user fees. The House-cleared report offers $193.5 mil. in CDRH budget authority, while the Senate report originally proposed $191.9 mil. (1"The Gray Sheet" Nov. 3, 2003, p. 5). In its request to reconcile the amounts, the Senate appointed 17 conferees...

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